Reporter’s Files: Venezuela

Border ranchers fend off Colombian guerrillas

On Venezuela’s border with Colombia, ranchers struggled to deal with guerrillas extorting a “war tax” or protection payments to avoid being kidnapped. Ranchers could only visit their properties with a National Guard escort. I did this report for Business Week.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Christina Hoag

Journalist, novelist, world traveller. Author of novels Law of the Jungle, Skin of Tattoos and Girl on the Brink. Ex Latin America foreign correspondent.